Monday, September 27, 2010

new nook.

hi, guys! i went on a little long- weekend vacation to florida, and forgot to say that i wouldn't be blogging while i was there. i had a great time hanging out with family, but i'm always glad to be back to work and normalcy!

a couple of weeks ago, i decided i wanted to change things around at the little landing at the bottom of our stairs, so i switched things up with items i already had. you may remember that our landing used to look like this:
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this is where i store all my 'office' items, and keep my ginormous collection of prismacolors and sharpies.

i knew that i'd be changing up our bedroom soon, so i took down the framed artwork that was hanging in there, and brought it downstairs. i walked around the house and gathered some items that i thought might be cute in the frames, and then played around with them on the floor until i configured an arrangement i liked. i have lots of fabric samples that i've bought over the years, so i actually ended up framing two of those, and then the other pieces are just drawings and paintings i've done in the past.

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i had to iron them all out! don't you love my ironing board? hehe....


and voila! the finished product:
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i like salon-style hanging, and i think this arrangement is really domino magazine-y. i'm sure that sooo many people are soooo over this look, but it makes me happy right now, and it cost me no money!

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i tucked a photo of my grandparent's engagement photoshoot (probably my favorite photo i've ever owned) into one of the frames, along with a polaroid from my sophomore year of college - my friend and i are doing "the robot".

do you guys ever switch things up around the house for no reason?

13 comments:

  1. All the time! I am CONSTANTLY changing things up just to make it fresh. I think it comes with the territory of being home all day. My home is my office as well and I get tired of staring at the same things over and over.

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  2. I love what you did with your little bench! That fabric is amazing!

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  3. Your cat is like Where's Waldo... You know he's in the picture, you just have to find him! Lol The new arrangement is looking good!

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  4. I love the collage of framed artwork--so chic! And the area has opened up a lot with the shelves gone.

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  5. susan- yes, he definitely is. i also think its funny how he blends into the floor....he is a sillllllly boy!

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  6. I love what you did, especially with the bench. That fabric is great!

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  7. not tired of it at all....looks fantastic!

    xo

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  8. Yes! And ... I love to see that you are spending time beautifying your own space. I like the insight into y.o.u... Destiny

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  9. Great art gallery! Love the cheap art and the sweet mementos. I am constantly changing things up for no reason around here. Good thing Chris likes it that way. I'm about to hang a new art/photo gallery with white frames this week--thanks for the inspiration!

    And I agree with Destiny--it's fun seeing the touches you put in your own home.

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  10. i like the arrangement. i especially love that orange and white fabric!!! i change stuff around all the time... it's fun & best of all FREE :)

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